Continuing Professional Development

for health and social care professionals working with people who have

Neurological Conditions

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NeuroEducation is a partner in the Centre for Community Neurological Studies at Leeds Metropolitan University. We have supported and delivered neurological qualifications with them for over 15 years. We are delighted to be involved with such a successful project.

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Single Module Course:

Multiple Sclerosis Care in the Community

Entry Requirements

You will be eligible if you have:
  • Completed an appropriate course equivalent to the first year of a university degree course e.g. Cert/Dip HE, HNC/D or
  • Completed a course at a lower level but have sufficient health or social work experience; and
  • Normally, you will be in full or part-time employment related to the community care of people who have MS.
  • Acceptance to study the module is at the discretion of the University.

Course Content

This is a single module course that aims to provide understanding of contemporary issues relating to the care of people who have multiple sclerosis and complex needs. The module is intended for nurses and other health professionals involved in the community care of people who are moderately or severely affected by multiple sclerosis.

The module can be studied alone, or in conjunction with the Professional Diploma and other modules available in distance learning format at Leeds Metropolitan University to complete a BSc (Hons) Health Care Sciences degree.

This module was developed in association with the Multiple Sclerosis Society.

Structure

You will be provided with a self-contained learning package that comprises all the materials you will need for the course. Telephone and email support is offered by tutors to support your learning.

The module addresses:

  • An overview of assessment and diagnosis of MS.
  • Care pathways and treatment guidelines (NICE).
  • Role of the multidisciplinary team and access to services.
  • Symptom management e.g. cognition and mood, spasticity,bladder and bowel problems, fatigue, speech and communication difficulties, diet and assisted feeding, pain sexual problems, recognition of problems requiring immediate attention or referral.
  • Social and quality of life issues e.g. self-esteem, social activities and transport, end of life issues

Assessment

Assessment is based on a multiple choice questionnaire (30% of marks) and a reflective evaluation of selected case study material relevant to clinical practice (70% of marks).

The Award

Successful completion of the module carries 15 CATS credits at level 6.

When Can I Apply?

You can apply and complete your registration for the course at any time in the academic year. You may be eligible to apply for a bursary towards module fees from the Multiple Sclerosis Society.